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In a fight over dirty engines in Jeep Wranglers, an Ohio federal judge has found there was indeed something very wrong under the hood of the plaintiffs' case.
A Staten Island attorney was arraigned and held without bail Friday on charges he conducted a scrap metal fraud and lured a co-conspirator to his law office where the man was threatened at gunpoint over an alleged $10,000 debt related to the scheme, according to prosecutors.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday declined to disturb a lower court's decision ordering a new trial and giving a Dallas real estate brokerage a chance to pursue punitive damages against lawyers it says botched a chance to limit liability in a real estate fraud case, leading to a nearly $9 million judgment.
A former attorney for the Internal Revenue Service and onetime Debevoise & Plimpton LLP associate who “broke bad” admitted on Friday to conspiring to ship distribution levels of methamphetamine to Long Island, New York, from his apartment in Washington, D.C.
Former U.S. Rep. David Rivera, R-Fla., requested a new judge in a Federal Election Commission suit alleging the ex-lawmaker secretly contributed funds to his main Democratic opponent's primary challenger in a 2012 campaign, saying Thursday the judge revealed preconceived opinions about Rivera in a related criminal case.